"People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take."― Emma Goldman
This is the problem with democracy, and why Lenin said, “Democracy is indispensable to socialism,”:
You only need 51 % to dictate how 100% of citizens live.
And if you get enough crazy ideas in the 51%, the 49% will suffer (and the 51%, they just don’t realize it yet).
This is why America was founded as a republic.
This is why Socrates hated democracy and why Plato said, “Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.”
And to wrap it up, this is all bow tied together by the famous George Carlin quote, “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that."
If more people don’t stand up against the insanity that a growing minority believe, then America is doomed. Standing up means speaking up, doing what’s right, saying what’s right, and not being afraid of the mob.